Encephalitis Essays

  • Rasmussens Encephalitis

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    condition is known as Rasmussen’s encephalitis. The meaningful research on Rasmussen’s encephalitis was begun (unintentionally) by Scott Rogers and Lorise Gahring, two neurologists, who were at the time measuring the distribution of glutamate receptors in the brain. Later on when more provocative information was found they enlisted the help of James McNamara and Ian Andrews, epilepsy experts at Duke University Medical Center. The details on Rasmussen’s encephalitis were very bleak at the time when

  • Circadian Rhythms

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    Tomas Izquierdo has not slept since 1945. Due to an attack of encephalitis, an inner brain inflammation, his ability to fall asleep was lost at the age of 13. Although he rests with his eyes closed, his brain patterns are those of someone who is fully awake and aware. He has memory problems and very sensitive eyes, but is otherwise completely normal. To relax, he usually uses transcendental meditation from about three or four AM until the morning (Coleman 94). Tomas Izquierdo is what one might call

  • Listeria monocytogenes

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    monocytogenes Introduction Listeria monocytogenes, a motile, gram-positive rod, is an opportunistic food-borne pathogen capable of causing listeriosis in humans. Listeriosis includes manifestations of septicemia, meningitis, pneumonia, and encephalitis. L. monocytogenes is also implicated in miscarriages, stillbirth, and premature birth for pregnant women. L. monocytogenes is a tough bacterium resistant to freezing, drying, and heat; most strains have been shown to be pathogenic. It is hypothesized

  • Herpes Essay

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    Herpes 1 Herpes Herpes Megan Iacovetta Dental Office Emergencies and Compliance Ms. Kim Martin Everest Institute LRSA 4/10/14 Herpes 2 Herpes Herpes The Herpes simplex virus is an infection that can affect the mouth, lips, genitals and sometimes other parts of the body. I will be discussing the signs, symptoms and causes of herpes, as well as how to prevent contracting this virus or passing it to others Herpes 3 Herpes There are two main

  • Awakenings Movie Psychology

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    The movie “Awakenings” directed by Penny Marshall reveals the victims of an encephalitis epidemic from 1917-1928. The patients at Bainbridge Hospital in Bronx, New York 1969 are all living with a rare disease that puts them into a comatose or frozen state and completely unresponsive due from swelling of the brain. Dr. Malcolm Sayer is a driven man that attempts to awaken all of his patients, using observation, interviews, experiments and topical research he tries to find a cure. Leonard Lowe and

  • Pathophysiology of Meningitis and Encephalitis

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    Pathophysiology of Meningitis and Encephalitis Meningitis and encephalitis are two similar infections of the central nervous system that often lead to fatality of the host organism. Both diseases occur when pathogens enter the blood stream and gain access into the central nervous system. Stimulating inflammation within the cranial cavity, the pathogens continue to multiply and take harmful effects on the host. Inflammation, the body’s response to infection, ultimately causes all of the symptoms

  • Treating and Preventing Meningitis and Encephalitis

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    Treating and Preventing Meningitis and Encephalitis The diseases, meningitis and encephalitis, cause various problems in the brain and should be avoided at all costs. Various preventative measures can be taken to avoid them. When one does contract one of the diseases, treatments are available to help cure them, but the treatments do not have a 100 percent success rate. Because of its viral and bacterial tendencies, antibiotics are used at times to attack the diseases as are various vaccines to

  • Drugs In The Awakenings

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    work with humans. Whenever he is introduced to his patients, he is given the patients who are primarily unresponsive, or known as catatonic. He discovers a common link between all of them, that being that they all dealt with a common issue, being encephalitis, which is essentially the swelling of the brain. Dr. Malcolm Sayer then went to a conference that discussed a breakthrough drug called L-Dopa. The medication was designed

  • Herpes Encephalitis Research Paper

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    Herpesviral encephalitis Herpesviral encephalitis is encephalitis due to herpes simplex virus. Herpes simplex encephalitis is a viral infection of the human central nervous system. It is estimated to affect at least 1 in 500,000 individuals per century and some studies suggest an incidence rate of 5.9 cases per 100,000 live births. The majority of cases of herpes encephalitis are caused by herpes simplex virus-1, the same virus that causes cold sores. 57% of American adults are infected with HSV-1

  • Compare And Contrast Schisomiasis And Japanese Encephalitis

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    The vector borne diseases that I will be comparing to schistosomiasis are Chagas and Japanese Encephalitis. Even though these diseases are all vector borne it does not mean that there are not their individual differences. Amongst all three of these diseases the aspects that can be compared are transmission and vector, people most at risk and symptoms produced by each. The main thing in common with these three diseases is also the main difference right off the back besides their names. For schistosomiasis

  • Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis Research Paper

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    Caprine arthritis encephalitis is a viral disease of goats. Caprine arthritis encephalitis, also known as CAE, is a lentivirus that is part of the retrovirus family. Another type of retrovirus is the human immunodeficiency virus that causes AIDS. CAE is normally spread orally through goats. It has been linked to being spread through semen of an infected buck. CAE is a virus that can attack the nervous system. All potential buyers need to have their animals tested before purchasing. Bringing just

  • Does the Film Awakenings Accurately Portray the Motor Disorder Encephalitis Lethargica?

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    In the early twentieth century, during the end of the First World War, the puzzling illness of Encephalitis Lethargica (EL) swept the world. Millions of people were left to die and others less fortunate continued to live, trapped within their frozen and emotionless bodies. EL causes an inflammation of the brain, targeting the brain stem, which is home to critical motor components like the Basal Ganglia and Substantia Nigra. As it progresses, patients feel rigidity, muscle twitching and tremors similar

  • A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials

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    this book has proposed an intriguing hypothesis regarding the seventeenth-century witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Laurie Winn Carlson argues that accusations of witchcraft were linked to an epidemic of encephalitis and that it was a specific form of this disease, encephalitis lethargica, that accounts for the symptoms suffered by the afflicted, those who accused their neighbors of bewitching them. Though this interpretation of the Salem episode is fascinating, the book itself is extremely

  • Edgar Allan Poe Rabies Essay

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    add up to meningitis and encephalitis. Edgar Allen Poe had died of encephalitis and meningitis, and here are my reasons why I believe this. We know Poe’s symptoms

  • West Nile Virus

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    emerged in recent years throughout the temporate zones of Europe and North America. Causing a variety of conditions in its hosts, the most serious manifestation of WN virus infection is fatal encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in humans and horses, and many birds. History While many forms of encephalitis exist, West Nile Virus was first isolated and identified in the West Nile District of Uganda in 1937. The virus, which was seemingly isolated to North Eastern Africa, became recognized as a

  • 50 First Dates Psychology

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    brain goes right back to the day the amnesia started. And while the character of Drew was absolutely non-realistic, that's not the always the case. Jenny Grieve from Bournemouth is a reflection Drew's character when she was hit with a rare form of encephalitis in August 2014 that left her with a little short-term memory. In line with a report in Daily Mail, the disease results in the inflammation of the brain and her immune system that caused damage to her brain. To regain her health, she had to spend

  • Brain On Fire Sparknotes

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    Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness is a memoir by Susannah Cahalan, intended to narrate her story as she fights for both her sanity and her life. The memoir details her frequent hospital stays and is ripe with personal accounts and memories from those who were there with Cahalan through her agonizing month of insanity. Susannah Cahalan never considered her life to be anything other than pleasantly ordinary. She was a young, ambitious journalist working for the New York Post, and seemed to have her

  • West Nile Virus Essay

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    large epidemiologic study of yellow fever virus; however, inoculations of mice with the patient's serum resulted in the isolation of a virus with physical and pathologic properties similar to those of two flaviviruses, St. Louis encephalitis virus and Japanese B encephalitis virus, and sharing immunological relationships with these viruses. (para. 3) West Nile Virus has been determined to be a flavivirus. Flavivirus has been defined as, "a type of arbovirus that causes a wide range of diseases in

  • The Awakenings Movie Analysis

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    Orbe Movie Critique of “Awakenings” The Writer: Oliver Sacks (book author) Steven Zaillian (screenplay) The Director: Penny Marshall 1990. Prior to filming, the actors portraying patients studied films of Dr. Oliver Sacks's actual post-encephalitis patients, and Robert De Niro and Robin Williams spent time with Sacks in the hospital observing him and his patients. We were given to assess an excellent work of Oliver Sacks’ “Awakenings”. The film was released in 1990 which was directed by

  • Summary Of Brain On Fire

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    The book Brain on Fire is a captivating and compelling story about a young woman with a debilitating autoimmune disorder, anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis (Anti-NMDAR encephalitis). The young woman, Susannah Cahalan, experiences many bumps and turns with her disease, and this makes for a very thrilling tale. When I first picked up the book, I assumed it was a memoir or journal from a person (Susannah Cahalan) with a mental illness, and how she dealt with it, along with her time in